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this special day to enjoy otis redding's rendition of his father's dock of the bay. pier 36 was condemned due to deterioration. democrat laytion not only removed environmental hazards in san francisco bay, but opened the door for enhancing the connections between san franciscans and our beautiful waterfront. i have been proud to fight for federal resources to fill fa* sill tate for the south beach neighbors and all of san francisco. today the brannon street wharf with its public space is new park has become another jewel along san francisco's magnificent embarcadaro. the open spaces and plazas will provide a safe and healthy environment for san francisco's families and children to gather and the interpretive exhibits including the beautiful portrait of wong fu yen will help visitors and residents learn about san francisco's rich labor and maritime history and vibrant immigrant communities.
thank you again to mayor lee and mayors newsom and brown before him for making this possible and best wishes for memorable celebration. best regards, nancy pelosi, democratic leader. thank you. (applause) >> thank you, dan, very much. and please take our best and most gracious respects back to congresswoman pelosi, your colleagues in your san francisco office and of course in the capital. they are just fabulous for all of us. another group that needs recognition is the port commissioners themselves, present and past. they have been with us for this project along the way. they have worked hard to marshal scarce resources to make this project possible as the budget kept rising and the need to do more work kept rising with it. and to say a few words of gratitude on all of our behalf, please welcome port commission president doreen wuho. (applause)
>> thank you, monique. and i will try to be brief. you've had a lot of speeches. but i'm just as excited to be here and having heard that song, it really brought back memories as well. just two years ago as you heard, this newly constructed wharf and beautiful space was a thousand feet of closed waterfront. you've heard all the obstructions we had, and had a chain link fence and red tag as we call and was not usable. now it's the center piece of the waterfront. a new public space that welcomes the city to the bay. and thanks to the hard work and diligence of many people. i just want to reiterate, open space is a very important component of the port's planning process for the development of the waterfront and the commission works very hard with the port staff. in the port's waterfront land use plan, our blueprint for the 7-1/2 miles of waterfront, we make a conscious effort to plan and maintain open access for the benefit of our residents and our visitors. and the port now has 86 acres of open space which is about 10% of the port property.
and our ongoing plan can youxv for increasing this amount to 28 acres within the next eight years. so, this is not the beginning or the end, but we're in the midst of what we're trying to do. but as you know, you heard from all the other speakers, providing open space is a very expensive undertaking. in the past 13 years, the port has spent approximately 109 million on public spaces. and we've been able to do this, as you heard various sources of funding, but we want to acknowledge in particular today the tax payers of san francisco that have passed the two general obligation bonds in 2008 and 2012 that have made our open space programs possible. and our partnership, as i said earlier, with our local, state, and federal agencies. this important project is also about our bay and everybody mentioned the important part in terms of addressing the seawall and addressing the sea level rise in the future. so, we hope to use this park to educate people about how active our bay and tides are with
tidal columns that illustrate tidal change we experience each day. the change that can go up as high as eight feet. so, the port's open space is a reason for many people, both local as well as tourists to visit the waterfront in san francisco and we have become one of the most visible and loved waterfronts, i think, in the world. and all of us at the port commission are extremely proud of that. but i also want to mention as i have mentioned earlier, this is not really the work of just the current commission and i want to thank again mayor ed lee, the board of supervisors, bcdc, and the port commission. and our current port commissioner which leslie is here today, my other fellow commissioners, commissioner kim lee brandon, commissioner willie adams, and commissioner murphy. and our former port commissioners. (applause) >> fx crowley, rodney fong who is here, mike halstead [speaker not understood], and dennis mccarthy and brian williams. they worked hard to make this
day possible. and i have to recognize you again, mimi, for all the work that you have done. monique moyer and her staff have been very active in development of the brannan street wharf and i want to especially mention again on behalf of the commission the work of dan hodaf and stephen reid, and our neighbors and friends here in south beach. and as i like to say and in closing, one of the things i'd love to talk about in the waterfront when people ask me about it is we do have a conscious policy that every five to seven minutes you're going to come across an open space so you can enjoy the beauty of this bay. thank you. (applause) >> thank you very much, president wuho. it means a lot to us you're here with commissioner katz and former commissioners. it's been a very long haul. the inspiration and vision for this open space and open space of the san francisco waterfront goes back at least 20 years, maybe 40 years, maybe 45 years. and the inspiration behind that has already been mentioned, but it is our colleagues at the san
francisco bay conservation and development commission and many bay advocates including save the bay, san franciscans for a better tomorrow, all kinds of friends,san francisco beautiful, et cetera. and i want to say a special thanks to brad mcray and mindy young and travis before him at the bay conservation and development commission for advocating for open space, demanding it, penalizing us when we didn't do it as fatv as they like, and being very patient as well when it took longer and more money than anybody envisioned. so, please join me in thanking bcdc and welcoming larry gold span, the executive director of bcdc. (applause) >> thank you, monique. and i want to recognize all the elected and appointed officials here today. and i especially want to thank supervisor chiu for his leadership on bcdc. and for all of their hard work
on developing the great brannan street wharf. together, bcdc and the port of san francisco always seem to figure out how to make something get done for the waterfront. and we really do that in the spirit of cooperation and we try to do that in the spirit of creativity. and as you look around this marvelous space, i think you see both. plainly evident before you. let me say the only person between you and actually enjoying the space, i'll be very short. we all recognize that the bay is a regional resource that's protected by the state. and the brannan street wharf is a project that is a major success of bcdc's and the port's shared vision of the san francisco shoreline. because the wharf is one of the key public benefits arising from the special area plan for the waterfront, a plan that was developed well over a decade ago by bcdc and the port to bring into alignment the needs
and hopes of a wide variety of community groups, individuals and other stakeholders who are also interested in conserving and developing the bay and its resources. and conserving and promoting open spaces along the waterfront is increasingly important as the region grows. so, though the bay is 550 square miles and it goes from san jose to napa and solano county, as we look out it seems we can see so much of it. along with the bridge that carries its name, and we want to congratulate the city and county of san francisco and the port of san francisco for creating this magnificent, magnificent piece of space that we can all enjoy. we have worked collaboratively with the community stakeholders who helped design it and we have created a public space that meets the needs of the people who both live around here and who visit san francisco. so, i'll get out of your way and let's now enjoy it.
thank you very much. (applause) >> one more group to thank and it's the most important one. i would very much like to thank the men and the women who have worked tirelessly in the water and out, to demolish pier 36, rebuild our seawall, and create this great park for all of us led by [speaker not understood], i won't say everybody's name. but thanks to them, leslie builders, [speaker not understood] detrick construction, well man landscape, and many, many more, we now all have this park today and for many generations to come. so, it is with great pleasure that i would like to invite the mayor, the members of the board, members of congresswoman pelosi's office, the port commissioner staff and president and my fellow department heads to cut the ribbon. [cheering and applauding] >> yeah, let's hear it. come on, pride the dock.
[cheering and applauding] >> and when we are done, we invite you for some refreshments. please explore the park. there are interpretive panels. as you've seen, there are docents to talk you through the panels on labor on chinese immigration, or many other topics. ~ labor or please check out the title columns. all kind of great things for to you explore. so, thank you all for coming today and let's cut the ribbon. >> 4, 3, 2, 1. [cheering and applauding] ...
birthday. >> thank you so much, and we do appreciate you. >> approval of the minutes july 9, 2013, is there a motion >> so moved. >> second. >> is there a second. >> all right s there a public comment on the minutes? >> all right. there will be no public comment on the minutes, all say by saying aye? >> aye. >> minutes are approved and we turn to general comments and item four. first off is clark, friends, welcome back. an n >> thank you very much, i am a resident of san francisco and vice president of (inaudible) and the volunteer legal coordinator and i am here to remind you that three more weeks and commissioner we have wonderful birthday parties especially in the evening when the cake comes out and lights go off and everybody sings happy birthday. so come to camp may fair.
my last week is the last week of being volunteer leader and if you ever made it there yet come there and see me, we have the social hour that welcome the people and people that really want to get together and finally i want to show you this is this year's t-shirts, this is what they look like. and these are the kids ones and they are selling out fast and there are different colors and they are orange and green and we have beautiful azalia t-shirts too. the very final thing is through the amazement and i don't know who did this, but the camp was in the u.s. news report, u.s. news today and just recently and for those of you who have been up to camp may fair or who haven't, does that not look like camp may fair that was the picture in the usa news, and so i brought you copies so i thought that you enjoy finding out what is being said
nationally about the camps and camp may fair and thank you again to all of the staff and to you, and for all of your help and support. and don't forget, camp has three more weeks to go. >> thank you so much for all of the work that you and the volunteers do. any other public comments for item four? >> none, tech communications item number five? any questions or response. >> yes, i have a question on item c. the sewer i see that last year we inspected 130 miles and what did we propose last year to do? >> 79. >> what was the question again commissioner? >> i said what was or what did we propose last year to do for
the miles inspected for the sewers? i see that we did 130. >> yes, we have been trying to get to 150 every year. so with the game plan and that would be the inspection part and then the other piece would be 15 miles of replacement. >> so my question is what was proposed last year? >> could i jump in? >> our plan was that we wanted the sewer for 150 miles so that we can identify the conditions and prioritize them and so, one of the big things that we are doing and especially waste water is to inspect our assets so therefore we can prioritize them before they are damaged out of 130, we shuffled them in and prioritized them. and so, we could give you based off of the inspection, our priorityization report. and we could include that.
>> don't we in the budget say that we propose to do so many miles of inspection. >> that is correct and we have been trying to get to 150 every year and if you actually look back on several years, some years we did more, but what happened is when we get into the trouble areas, and you know we actually have to do less because we have to clean right in front of it. so it requires more. >> i totally understand what you are saying but you still have not answered my question. what did we propose in our budget last fiscal year. >> we propose 150 for every year for the last... >> okay. >> for the last several years. >> correct. >> i am looking at the 15, and 14, and we are looking forward to 105. i am not sure exactly if this is something about my staff, but every year for conditional staff to make it work and so we have two things going on and so you have just for the conditional assessment at work and we also do things for other departments other inspections
on top of the contracts and we have actually had to pick up quite a bit more, with the paving program. and so there is a lot more work that has to be done today than we were in the past. the pavement program along the line of 800 extra blocks and so this is additional to what we are doing and so that is why you see the difference there, with more mileage that what was proposed. >> so this report is sort of fuzzy is that what you are saying? >> it certainly is from perspective ma'am. >> all right. thank you. >> any other public comments? >> on the communications? >> all right. there being none, we will move on. >> and other commissioner business? >> i have a resolution before us and commissioner? >> let me move that first of all and then i will speak to it.
the state wide agency and the president of the organization moves in a fairly ordered way, that the vice president very typically becomes president of the following year. and there is not usually a lot of need for us to step in and vocalize our support in any way. there is not a need and there is however, an opportunity for us to express support for somebody, who i think is who is a member for the east bay mud and he is obviously in northern california and has been mud and he has a lot of similarity to our system and a lot of common interests and he is represented of those interests and i think that in a balanced or effective way and so i think that the resolution in support of his nomination is appropriate and i would expect it as president
that you would be very accessible and reacceptable to the commission's entry and positions. >> any public comments? >> i would like to second the motion. >> moved by moran and moved by caen. >> aye, opposed? >>. >> report to the general manager, item number seven. >> first item that i would like to bring up is kay fernandez already the summer is over and the mayor mandated that he would like the city to employ 6,000 youth this summer, of which the pec has stood up and we employed over 500 youth this summer. and so, could you go into some details? thanks. >> sure.
>> good afternoon, commissioners, thank you for the opportunity to be here today. and i speaking on behalf of juliet ellis the manager of external affairs to give an update from the may 8th commission where they presented about the youth investments. as he mentioned our investments contribute to the mayor's job and plus initiative and also align with our community benefits policy by providing local youth employment opportunities this summer as part of the commitment to enhance the competitiveness of the young people, and be a good neighbor in the areas that we serve and help us to develop the skills and workforce for the future, since you heard of lot of this during the may commission update, i am going to provide a brief reminder of the youth employment ad back funding strategy and update you on the learning grants that you approved at the may 8th commission meeting and most of
the time allowing you to hear from the youth and the program leaders themselves because they have such a unique perspective and rich stories to share with you. i also want to thank all of the program leaders and the youth who came here today. you can see that we have a full room for this commission meeting, it is an opportunity for them to share with you and also hear and see how our commission works. and then at the end i will come back to wrap up with a few next steps. >> this slide is remainder of the may 8th update. the board of supervisors allocated about 1.4 million dollars of the two-year budget to invested specifically in youth employment. for the 2012-13 board ad back, we really focused on strategies that could be immediately implemented and therefore we leverage and expanded the existing pec investments in
this area and piloted a new non-profit strategy through a grant making process. so for the fiscal year, 13, 14, we hope to incorporate the lessons from this summer and then focus on implementing the sustainable enhancements and impacts for ongoing investments. the majority of our youth investments were focused on leverage and expanding the current programs, this slide shows the list of the programs that are engaging the youth this summer. each were administered in partnership with other city sister agencies such as the department of public works, the office of economic and workforce development, the department of children, youth and families, the police department and the sheriff's department, as well as the professional services firms that are fulfilling their community benefits commitment with the pec. what was significant in this
year's investments is that it included more coordination across the programs that we have been currently investing in. and we also had intentional data collection where the youth served and had surveyed and participated in youth led tours and our waste water treatment facilities and also were conducting part of in-house workshops and we have also determined the way to keep the youth connected after the internship ends so that we can track and work with them through a web portal. and in addition, to expanding our existing programs we leverage these partnerships with local non-profits and as i mentioned during the may 8th meeting you authorized and approved the staff to administer a pool that distributed up to $150,000 of the board use add back for this year for up to 10 local non-profits and so this allowed
us to increase the number of youth and expand the access to opportunities as well as also offer project based opportunities so that we could harass the perspectives and learnings that we could from the youth to learn about the environmental stewardship and give them expose sure to career pathways. several programs are here today to give you a sense of what they learned and the recommendations that they gave us on how they engaged the youth in the communities as we go and out do programs like the south east sewer system improvement program, our water system and drink tap. and it is really exciting to have seen and sat in some of their sessions, because they have a really different way of looking at it. they are developing as we speak, multimedia materials such as videos, pod casts and presentations that will help us as we do this out reach. following the may 8th
commission approval, published the request for proposals for project learning grants that were released in early june and we followed a competitive review process and awarded up to $150,000 to ten local non-profit and leveraging support for 277 additional youth this summer. this is a list of the ten non-profits that we supported. and many of them are here today. and the aphillip randolph institute of san francisco collected the impacts that includes the community ken iter and hunter's point family, and lyric and the samoan market and the community action network and the center and the vietnamese development center. so i would like to give the remainder of my time to the interns so that you can hear more about the experience and take away from the summer. david who is a non-profit
partner who received a base learning grant young community developers that is working with the south east, sfi internship program that was done in partnership with the parson and whurs and brown and caldwell and srt and project mrur who was an intern who was based at our 525 headquarters to talk about the youth led on tours that they did. >> i am the deputy director here, and we are a non-profit in the city and to build the city and change with the lesbian and gay and queer and questioning youth. and we have the program for years and this is the first time that we have been able to take part of the opportunity in the pec to really engage our young people in the environmental justice work and
to expose the career pathways that could lead to green jobs and other ways to them to benefit the community and so we want to thank you for this opportunity and we will turn it over to tracy who is the project lead on this and we also have a land out for the commissioners. >> good afternoon, my name is tracy zoo, again and i wanted to, thank you all for supporting this exciting opportunity for lgbt youth to be engaged in this project based learning opportunity. and first i want to tell you a little bit about myself and give you a project overview and also on the hand out. and bay view as a young person and as a young adult i worked in bay view as a youth worker and today i continue to do justice advocacy around the way area. i have had a first hand experience and as a former participant and i am currently on the board and i know how valuable of a resource it is
for the use and especially the use of color and low income use and particularly the mission and the bay view neighbors because it is really a place that they can come to be themselves. and i am honored to have this opportunity to be designing, and implementing this justice project. and before i give you the project overview, i want to come mend the pec for passing the round justice policy in 2009 and your continued commitment and support to operationalize the policy and infuse it throughout the entire agency. and the community benefit's program is truly an innovative strategy for the agency to insure that the communities are heard and are engaged in decisions that ultimately impact their lives. with this principle flaming the project, the project, of which
our youth will engage with the water and sewer system has a working title of healthy community and healthy water sheds and it takes appreciation, education and action and so two of our internship cohorts that will be participating this summer from mid august to the end of september. and we will have these opportunities to enjoy their water shed by hiking, and in the glen canyon to see the top of the water shed and specifically the creek and mission creek water shed and they will be kayaking in the mission creek or as the creek now to see the mouth of these water sheds and really to understand the natural environment in which not just our water system depends on that, but what i consider to be our sewage sheds and depend on that gravity and built the environment as well. and the education phase will include the sfpuc tour, and the
tour possible tour of the south east waste water treatment plant and the justice workshops. which the youth begin to articulate how the waste water and water systems really impact their every day lives. and so one of the examples i like to give is as young people drive to school, as they drive passed where the avenue,, why is that that section particularly under the freeway gets flooded because it is part of the creek and the water shed that gets emptied out into the bay so this is really a tangible understanding of not just the natural environment but the built environments is where these tours and these workshops are going to start eliciting these personal connections to these city-wide issues. and as we jump